Apartment Living in Paris

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Hi Everyone, 🙂

I am sharing this last post from Paris wih you all. Our trip to Paris this time was unlike any other trips we have had. While travelling all these years and staying at some of the most gorgeous hotels in the world, we somewhere developed a craving for staying in an apartment..just the way locals do. It was very fascinating for both of us. It’s like unveling the secrets behind those gorgeous French Balconies. 😛 We wanted to travel slow, not really be bothered about visiting at every hot point in the city and just taking each day as it comes. And we did that and it was one of the most amazing things ever. I mean we won’t be doing that all the time but every once in a while. It’s like having a home away from home. It was very comforting. So today I am want to share the details of where we stayed, how we managed and what were the challenges we faced.

We stayed at Jean Charles Apartment loft at Les Marais. We found it through Air Bnb. It was such a lovley , airy and spacious apartment. Probably my living room here in India is as big as the whole apartment we had in Paris. 😛 But it was airy, spacious, well maintained, and just very cute. The hosts were so nice. The kitchen was pretty spacious. We had a cute dining table. Oh! The bathroom had no doors. It reminded me of our hotel in Spain.:P The bathroom was separated by a wall. If you are not really staying there with your partner, I would not recommend it. They provided us with fresh towels and sheets weekly. In kitchen you had everything – kettle, dishwasher, oven, utensils..You had a washing machine, dryer and iron downstairs. If you needed anything, you would alwys message the hosts and they were always helpful. I mean I could go on and on! The area was gorgeous. Monoprix (their department cum food store) was right nextdoor. The street had the most gorgeous restaurants and coffee shops. That area was famous for its restaurants so it was always buzzing with people. There were loveliest vintage stores, nail salons, museum and books shops in that area. Sometimes we cooked at home, sometimes we used to go downstairs to eat and just walk around.. You know it was like a new day every day. No plans. Just work, relax, enjoy wyourself and plan as you go. 🙂

The challenges of staying in an apartment :
When are from India, you literally have the leisure of help at homes. And you are spoilt. When you are staying in an apartment, you are on your own. There is no room service. There is no maid at a call. If you are hungry, cook and eat. If your place looks messy, fix it yourself. Honestly, we managed it pretty well. Initially I was pretty uneasy. I mean I don’t enjoy cooking but I did not want to eat all 3 meals outside since we were going to stay there for long. I have the most amazing husband, seriously. 😛 We didvided the tasks. Sometimes he’d so somethings and sometimes I’d do the things. I think I started enjoying myself after a few days. That comfort of us both of us doing things at our own pace. It was only getting better and pleasing as the days passed by. Plus I LOOOOOVVEE grocery shopping. I am very weird that ways. I can spend hours at a grocery shop so doing things at home was a reason to go to Monprix every other day. Plus they had a fresh bakery section. OMG! we were addicted to fresh croissoints, lemon cakes and their chocolate cookies. Every single day we had some or the other french bakery. Clearly everything was showing on my body when I came back. But what the hell! I was having the time of my life. 😀 

If you have any more questions or queries regarding staying in an apartment, let me know in comments below. I’d be happy to answer. 🙂
Until next time. :-*

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our cute little apartment in paris
our cute little apartment in paris
kitchen with balcony!
kitchen with balcony!
i sure was checking IMBB. : P
i sure was checking IMBB. : P
evening walks!
evening walks!
warmth!
warmth!
an evening in paris!
an evening in paris!
touristy! : D
touristy! : D
autumn colors!
autumn colors!
waiting to go up on this beauty
Finally went on top of the Eiffel Tower. It was uhmazing! 
never gets boring!
this beauty forever! 
from from the top of eiffel tower
from from the top of eiffel tower
on top of the world!
on top of the world!
all lit up!
all lit up!
enjoying the last sun in paris!
enjoying the last sun in paris!
missing these gorgeous streets!
missing these gorgeous streets!
laduree at paris airport
laduree at paris airport
until next time, Paris! : )
until next time, Paris! : )

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Bag : Fendi

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23 Responses to Apartment Living in Paris

  1. Amrutaa says:

    I loved loved loved ur knit dress….. Loved the pics… I havent read the post….. In bank rite now…

  2. Shweta says:

    Looks wonderful! … My husband and I did a 2 week honeymoon in Croatia last month .. We stayed in air bnbs all thru .. Got the best apmts close to the city centre or sea view appmts! … It was a fantastic experience!

  3. jomol says:

    What, the bathroom had no doors!!! 😛 Living in an apartment in a city like Paris sounds so amazing and exciting! Grocery shopping is so therapeutic, just like clothes shopping he he. You look stylish as always and one touristy pic is a must Ms Singh 😛

  4. This is so amazing and tempting!

  5. Shilpa Shetty says:

    Waaw,.. I miss croissants,.. I miss them alot same like Paris,.. 🙂

  6. Joy says:

    Paris is my dream destination and i love the whole apartment feel. You look lovely in all pics..

  7. Madhur says:

    Wow! I really like the idea of living in apartment while on holidays. Maybe will give it a try. 😀 Love your outfits – casual and chic. And I am in love with that cutsie Fandi bag 😀

  8. Annamae says:

    I wish i that someday i go that place paris wow .with my husband

  9. shikha sharma says:

    Rati, I always secretly wanted you to do this post. I always wanted to know the kinda lifestyle one can maintain there. You’re lucky to have sir, especially since he has become an ace chef. 😀 I loved going through the post. But just one question. How did you manage to keep your brows so beautiful and polished without threading? 😀

  10. Love your shoes! And Paris is beautiful. ❤

  11. I don’t know how I missed this most beautiful story of your’s. Reading this post and watching you roam around in mesmerizing street of Paris is a pure delight. Someday I would love to experience this apartment life in Paris..and after going through your post I can say that it would be as beautiful as you depicted.
    Now something personal with you..hehe! I don’t really know how should I address you..by ma’am, di or simply Rati. I rarely post a comments and wonder how would it matter to you. But the thing which matter is you. You are an inspiration in true sense. I always have a thing for your travel and outfit stories..and the way you bring it on is captivating. Some day I would really love to have stories from the corners of this world just the way you are creating!!
    I love you a lot Rati di. Keep travelling..keep inspiring <3

  12. Jaishri says:

    Great pics brought back so many memories. I love Paris. The streets, food and everything about it.

  13. Nisha says:

    I had stayed in an apartment booked through airbnb. My stay was very short and loved every bit of my stay including grocery shopping. I can spend hours in the store too. Would love to stay longer and live like locals, as you did this time on your trip

  14. Shona says:

    Wow great pics lovely streets and the apartment is quite spacious, not like home but a home away from home, overall every thing is lovely like you two, happy new year 2017 rati and sanjeev sir.

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